Health

All Of The Fall Activities Across The US You Can Safely Enjoy Amid The Pandemic

By Kaitlin Cubria and Alexa Mellardo
When the days are crisp for hiking, evenings call for fire pits and s’mores, and weekends aren’t complete without wine slushies, you know it’s time to put on your cardigan and pull out your autumn bucket list. 'Tis the coziest time of year to enjoy…

Your Dream Fall Staycation Is Still Possible With These Expert Tips

By Marisa Casciano
Jet-setting to a faraway destination always has a way of getting your heart racing — it's the idea of going somewhere new that holds the potential for so many exciting adventures. But planning a safe "getaway" right in your own town or city can be…

Here's The Simplest Way To Dodge A First Kiss During A Pandemic Date

By Rebecca Strong
In a pre-COVID world, it was a pretty simple situation when your first date went in for a goodnight kiss. Either you were into it and locked lips, or you weren't and had to swerve your head like a heavyweight champ avoiding a punch. Add in the…

Hailey Baldwin Has Nearly 20 Tattoos So Tiny, You Probably Missed Them

By Jessica Vacco-Bolaños
Hailey Baldwin is a minimalist when it comes to the tattoos she’s got inked on her body, but that doesn’t make the art any less intriguing. The model is known to debut subtle tattoos everywhere from her neck to her fingertips, and fans love getting…

As A Young, Disabled Voter, My Life Is On The Ballot — Why Is It So Hard For Me To Vote?

By Julia Métraux
On Election Day 2018, I was lying on my bed in my New York City apartment, in pain and wondering how I was going to vote. I had applied for a mail-in ballot, but it never arrived. Prior to my flare, I had told myself I would just deal and vote in…
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A Beginner's Guide To Deciphering Confusing Health Insurance Jargon

By Erin Kelly
With so many unknowns in the near and distant future, having a good health insurance plan is more important than ever. Beyond the obvious benefit of providing you with reliable medical care, health insurance also protects you from unexpected,…

Kristen Bell Had The Most Supportive Response About Dax Shepard's Relapse

By Corinne Sullivan
During the Sept. 25 episode of his Armchair Expert podcast, Dax Shepard told listeners he'd relapsed with painkillers after 16 years of sobriety, but thankfully, his wife has his back. Kristen Bell's quote about Dax Shepard's relapse is so…

Selena Gomez Revealed She Went Into “A Bit Of A Depression” When She Began Quarantining

By Brandy Robidoux
Shout out to Selena Gomez for always keeping it real. Even as the mega-star she is, Gomez aims to keep things relatable with fans and has always been transparent about her personal life. For example, she's candid about her own mental health…

I Listened To A Meditation Designed For Dating & It Was Actually Helpful

By Hannah Orenstein
I have a pretty solid routine to get myself ready for a first date: I listen to a playlist of pop divas while I do my makeup (@ me for my Ariana Grande recs), spritz on perfume, and look over my date's dating app profile and Instagram to make sure…

Here's What Experts Say About Wearing A Face Mask During Halloween Celebrations This Year

By Lara Walsh
Celebrating Halloween as normal is not going to be an option during the coronavirus pandemic, but most experts aren’t forbidding spooky season fun altogether. You already know most of the safety precautions you should take to help control the spread…

Twitter Is Calling Out Trump's "Recklessness" After He Got Coronavirus

By Lilli Petersen
I mean, it was really just a matter of time, right? After months of disputing the efficacy of masks, holding indoor rallies, and generally questioning the science around coronavirus, President Donald Trump has tested positive for coronavirus, which…
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Old Navy Is Selling Packs Of 5 Cloth Face Masks For Less Than $13

By Margaret Blatz and Theresa Massony
No matter where the day may take you, if you plan on leaving your house during the coronavirus pandemic, you’ll need a face mask for protection. Thankfully, Old Navy is selling affordable, sustainable cloth face masks, joining the growing list of…

Here's When I Knew I Needed Mental Health Help After My Breakup

By Genevieve Wheeler
Editor’s Note: This story discusses suicidal ideation and bipolar disorder. No one enters a relationship thinking about how it will end. You don’t imagine returning that sweatshirt you borrowed one night and slept in for months, or throwing away the…

Black Joy Is The Key To Change For These Young Revolutionaries

By Caroline Colvin
Among 2020's endless carousel of restlessness and trauma, racism and police brutality against Black people have once more sparked protests and outrage. But as the media circulate seemingly endless videos of killings and violence, images of…

Here's The Deal With Trying On Clothes In-Store After Coronavirus Re-Openings

By Theresa Massony and Margaret Blatz
As shops and restaurants reopen amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, you may be tempted to run to your favorite stores like separated lovers reuniting at long last. But before you grab your purse, there are some important considerations to take…

Here's The Biggest Precaution To Take When You Go Shopping After Coronavirus Reopenings

By Margaret Blatz
Although coronavirus cases are continuing to rise around the U.S., some states have moved to re-opening restaurants, movie theaters, stores, and more, with some restrictions, of course. But as you go about in this post-quarantine coronavirus world,…

Experts Weigh In On Whether Group Halloween Costumes During The Pandemic Are A Good Idea

By Lara Walsh
As you cue up Hocus Pocus and break out the candy corn, you’re probably also bracing yourself for a very different Halloween celebration than years past. There’s a lot to consider when celebrating the holiday during the coronavirus pandemic, and…

41 Highly-Rated & Extremely Comfortable Things On Amazon That You'll Use For Years

By Anna Anderson
There are things that are comfortable, and there are things that are not. Girdles, scratchy clothes, and long meetings are all uncomfortable. Yoga pants, couches, and travel pillows? All very comfortable, if you find the right ones. So in honor of…

Here's When Experts Say It's OK To Take Off Your Mask While Dating

By Rebecca Strong
Normally, when you start seeing going on dates with someone new, the big question on your mind might be about when to invite them back to your place, or when to introduce them to your friends and family. But in 2020 (and likely beyond), it's this:…